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COVID-19 experts, athletes and Daniel Craig make the U.K.'s 'Honours List'

Saturday, January 01, 2022

The annual tradition pays tribute to people for achievements made over the previous year. The government said it was the most ethnically diverse Honours List yet.

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U.S. COVID cases continue to skyrocket and disruptions abound as 2022 begins

Saturday, January 01, 2022

The U.S. will soon mark two years since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country, and the number of new infections has never been higher. Meanwhile, travelers are facing canceled flights.

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Food recalls have dropped off during the pandemic, but no one is entirely sure why

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

When the pandemic hit last year, restaurants closed and grocery stores struggled to keep their shelves stocked. A shift also occurred in the national food safety system.

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Virginia workers unearth a 2nd time capsule at the Robert E. Lee statue site

Monday, December 27, 2021

Last week, experts opened a box they believed to be a chest left in the plot in 1887, but the contents weren't what they were expecting. Now they may have finally found what they were seeking.

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Fauci says New York was right to ease quarantine rules for health care workers

Monday, December 27, 2021

Vaccinated health care staff and other essential workers can return to work five days — rather than the previous 10 days — after a positive COVID-19 test if they meet certain safety standards.

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The FDA has authorized Merck's COVID pill for home use — the second in two days

Thursday, December 23, 2021

The medicine, called molnupiravir, is taken twice a day for five days and works by preventing the virus from replicating. Merck says it will have 10 million packs available by the end of the month.

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Some colleges and universities will start the new year online as omicron spreads

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Seven schools in the University of California system, Harvard University, Northwestern University and others are among those changing their plans in response to the highly transmissible variant.

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Procter & Gamble recalls 32 dry shampoo and conditioner products over benzene concern

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The company said it had not received any reports of adverse events related to the products but was issuing the recall as a precautionary step.

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The jury begins deliberations in Kim Potter's trial over the killing of Daunte Wright

Monday, December 20, 2021

Attorneys have made their closing arguments in the case of the former Minnesota police officer, who fatally killed Daunte Wright. The case is now in the hands of the jury.

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U.S. professional sports leagues change their game plans as omicron infections climb

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Players are benched after testing positive, games are canceled or postponed and leagues and players' unions are scrambling to figure out how to move forward under a cloud of uncertainty.

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'Saturday Night Live' ditches audience, musical performances amid omicron fears

Sunday, December 19, 2021

The highly transmissible variant has again upended life in the U.S., as officials warn of a coming spike in cases and people race to get booster shots and coronavirus tests during the winter holidays.

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Joe Manchin says he won't support President Biden's Build Back Better plan

Sunday, December 19, 2021

The announcement by the West Virginia Democrat dooms the $2 trillion social spending and climate legislation, which needs support from every Senate Democrat in order to pass through the 50-50 chamber.

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NFL players are 4 times more likely to develop ALS, a new study shows

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Scientists who conducted the study say they couldn't determine exactly why the rate was higher but suggested that repetitive head impacts and traumatic brain injuries may play a role.

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A NASA spacecraft has flown into the sun's atmosphere for the first time in history

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The Parker Solar Probe's first passage through the corona, which lasted a few hours, is one of many that are planned for the mission, according to NASA. The next flyby is expected to occur in January.

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Steph Curry now holds the NBA record for career 3-pointers

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The Golden State Warriors point guard surpassed the previous record with his 2,974th 3-pointer. He went on to score another three 3s in the team's victory against the New York Knicks.

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An ex-NFL player who killed 6 people and then himself had CTE, doctors say

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Boston University neuropathologists said Phillip Adams had chronic traumatic encephalopathy — a degenerative brain disease found in many former football players.

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Canada pledges $40 billion in talks over rampant abuses of Indigenous children

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

From 1831 to 1998, the government separated some 150,000 Indigenous children from their families and sent them to residential schools where they routinely faced physical and sexual abuse.

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Nassar abuse survivors reach $380 million deal with USA Gymnastics, Olympic committee

Monday, December 13, 2021

The two groups and their insurers agreed to a monetary payout and reforms to prevent future abuse in a major settlement with hundreds of gymnasts abused by the former U.S. team doctor

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Arches is the latest U.S. national park to roll out timed reservations as visits surge

Monday, December 13, 2021

The Utah national park joins Glacier and Rocky Mountain in setting up a timed entry reservation system to deal with a gush of visitors that began during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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You'll have the best view of the Geminid meteor shower overnight Monday

Monday, December 13, 2021

Although the moon will brighten up the sky and make it harder to see the Geminids this year, astronomers say from about 2 a.m. to sunrise, no matter your time zone, will be prime viewing time.

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